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  • FAMILY CARS – THE 1980S

    FAMILY CARS – THE 1980S

    Matt Bell on 23rd March 2018

    The ’80s saw buyers becoming more conscious of environmental and safety considerations which meant catalytic converters, ABS, fuel injection and turbocharging becoming more widely used by the end of the decade...

  • FAMOUS CAR SLOGANS REVISITED

    FAMOUS CAR SLOGANS REVISITED

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st March 2018

    Who remembers; “The car you always promised yourself”? Yes, it was the launch slogan for the Ford Capri in 1969. Classic World's Nigel Stennett-Cox  explores the badges and slogans used over the years by automotive giants that made their products famous.

  • TESTING TIMES

    TESTING TIMES

    Glenn Rowswell on 19th March 2018

    Peter Simpson compares the present driving test with his own more than 40 years ago, a test not made any easier by his Dad’s Morris Marina...

  • IS IT TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO DIESEL CLASSICS?

    IS IT TIME TO SAY GOODBYE TO DIESEL CLASSICS?

    Glenn Rowswell on 15th March 2018

    As manufacturers curtail production of diesel engines and more cities militate against oil burners, where does that leave the next generation of heavy oil classics?

  • VW BEETLE – WORLD RECORD BREAKER

    VW BEETLE – WORLD RECORD BREAKER

    Paul Wager on 12th March 2018

    The most-produced car model ever ended production in its homeland 40 years ago. Classics World's Paul Wager considers where the other 10 million VW Beetles came from...

  • THE BEST-SELLING CARS OF 40 YEARS AGO

    THE BEST-SELLING CARS OF 40 YEARS AGO

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th March 2018

    Back in 1978, the new car market was a whole lot simpler than it is today, although it wasn’t without its challenges – particularly for the major British manufacturers of the time. So what were the latest trends and the best selling cars of forty years ago?

  • REMEMBERING ROVER’S KV6

    REMEMBERING ROVER’S KV6

    Paul Wager on 5th March 2018

    The underrated V6 development of the K-Series which shared its name but little else.

  • WHO OWNS WHAT CAR BRAND?

    WHO OWNS WHAT CAR BRAND?

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st February 2018

    Many of the marques that were once British-owned are now in the hands of foreign companies, including a plethora of dormant brands. It can all get rather confusing... so which marques are currently owned by which manufacturers?

  • POTHOLE THREAT TO CLASSIC CARS

    POTHOLE THREAT TO CLASSIC CARS

    Glenn Rowswell on 16th February 2018

    The poor state of Britain’s roads, dual carriageways and motorways are putting more classics at risk than ever before.

  • FAMILY CARS – THE 1970S

    FAMILY CARS – THE 1970S

    Matt Bell on 7th February 2018

    Last week our very own Danielle Bagnall homed in on just a handful of the best-selling 1960s family cars. This week we look at the 1970s...

  • PAINT YOUR WAGON

    PAINT YOUR WAGON

    Glenn Rowswell on 7th February 2018

    Wish your car was a completely different colour? Then why not spray it at home... and if a spray gun is a step to far there's always the humble paintbrush...

  • DAN GURNEY 1931-2018

    DAN GURNEY 1931-2018

    Glenn Rowswell on 1st February 2018

    The late Dan Gurney, whose varied and exciting career either side of the Atlantic gave Porsche its only F1 victory – at the 1962 Rouen Grand Prix. The Stuttgart firm was among the many mourners across the motorsport community who gathered to recognise his achievements.